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SLO teen killed in three-car crash near Cal Poly

By KAREN VELIE A teen was killed and two others suffered minor injuries in a three-car crash near Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo on Saturday. Shortly before 7 a.m., the 17-year-old was driving a white Volvo eastbound on Highland... (Continue reading)

SLO County reports 10 new COVID-19 deaths

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County reported 10 new COVID-19 deaths on Friday, and a decline in new cases from a daily average of 133 to 116. Those who recently succumbed to the virus range in age from their... (Continue reading)

Bomb threat prompts evacuation of SLO High School

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo High School was evacuated early Friday afternoon after the SLO Police Department received a telephoned bomb threat. Shortly after 1 p.m., the caller told police a bomb would go off at the school in... (Continue reading)

School board mask wearing ilk in Cayucos

Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted biweekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  Franklin’s memoir, “Life On The Mississippi, 1969,” is currently... (Continue reading)

What will Gov. Gavin Newsom’s legacy be?

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE An open letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom Just four days before the recall election, it’s looking like you will still be the governor of California keeping alive your dream of becoming president of the United States.... (Continue reading)

Man assaults bank manager in Grover Beach over mask policy

BY JOSH FRIEDMAN Grover Beach police are searching for a man who allegedly used a racial slur against a manager at the Grover Beach Wells Fargo branch, then lied in wait and physically attacked the bank employee as he was... (Continue reading)

SLO police capture wanted man with guns and drugs

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo police arrested a wanted Kern County man Wednesday night on a host of charges related to drugs and firearms. At about 11:15 p.m., Officer Peck stopped a car for a traffic violation near the... (Continue reading)

Power out for thousands in San Luis Obispo County

By KAREN VELIE More than 2,600 north San Luis Obispo County residents are without electricity Thursday afternoon, with power not expected to be restored until late in the afternoon. As of noon, 623 customers are without power in Templeton, Atascadero,... (Continue reading)

Body found in pond identified as Arroyo Grande man

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Santa Barbra County Sheriff’s Office has identified the person found dead in a pond at Waller Park in the southern Santa Maria area as Shane Sejera, 60, of Arroyo Grande. Sejera’s body was found in the... (Continue reading)

Judge rules in favor of ‘In Your Own Backyard’ podcaster

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County judge ruled Wednesday that “Your Own Backyard” podcaster Chris Lambert won’t have to testify or provide records during the preliminary hearing for Paul and Ruben Flores. Flores’ defense attorney had subpoenaed Lambert,... (Continue reading)